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Canadian pairs and dance duos are at the top of their game early in the season at Skate Canada International. World bronze medalists and Canadian pairs champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford posted the highest total score of the season and won their first-ever Grand Prix gold at the recent Skate Canada International in Kelowna, B.C. Once again they challenged themselves this season by upping the ante technically, with the addition of a throw quadruple salchow. Only one team tried the risky throw in competition last year with no success and Meagan and Eric are one of only two teams that are likely to include it this year. Their strategy is unapologetically athletic and they are hoping that if they keep raising the technical bar higher and completing their elements well enough, the risk will produce big rewards and make them world title contenders along with the artistic Russian teams. Early in the season added technical risks tended to be their undoing as their dividends werent seemingly apparent until later on at Nationals and Worlds. This year, however, they have started out on fire and already look to be improving on last years World bronze win. In regard to their long program, I think this years routine is the perfect vehicle for them to showcase their athleticism while drawing in and engaging the audience in their performance. Canadian ice dancers were impressive in Kelowna, winning gold and silver. World silver medalists Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje won gold by a comfortable margin and received instant standing ovations. While they delivered a convincing win, coupled with crowd pleasing performances on home ice, their real test will come in December at the Grand Prix Final where they will face off against the worlds best. It was an impressive first outing but what matters now is where they take the material from here. Past seasons have shown us that they are tenacious in their pursuit of improvement and refinement, so stay tuned. Silver medalists in the dance, Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are off to a terrific start this season and made their eighth place finish at Worlds look like simply a stepping stone to bigger and better things this year. Their new material was well received and well rewarded, including that of their free dance, which I see as the best work they have done to date. Its inviting and easy to like while also showcases their innovative and superior skating quality. Results for Canadian skaters in the singles events were slightly subdued at Skate Canada due to the withdrawals of Kevin Reynolds, Elladge Balde and Kaetlyn Osmond due to injury. The big news for Canadians on the mens international stage is the emergence of 16-year-old Nam Nguyen on the Senior Grand Prix circuit. He shocked more seasoned competitors at Skate America, the season opener, with his bronze medal win. On his way to the bronze he defeated the current Olympic bronze medalist, Denis Ten and also finished ahead of U.S. Champion Jeremy Abbott with a flawless long program. What was most impressive was the fact that it was Nguyens senior Grand Prix debut and he managed to nail a quad salchow in the free skate. Coming into this season Nam was not a skater who the contenders would figure into the mix. Now hes got the top guys glancing sideways at him, knowing that with the newfound quad and the impressive technical scores he has put up in the free skate, he can surely be a fit to play spoiler at any upcoming event. Nguyen will compete at the Cup of China this weekend alongside his training mate, Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan. Japanese men have won the first two Grand Prix events and Yuzu has said hes hoping to ride the wave to gold at the Cup of China. As strong as the Japanese men are, its the Russian women who are dominating the ladies events this season. It is possible - in fact quite likely - that the Russian women could win all of the Grand Prixs and qualify four or five spots out of a total six spots at the final. Thats how deep their women are. With the National Champ on the sidelines, Canadian hopes in that event shift now to the national silver medalist Gabrielle Daleman who begins her quest this Grand Prix season in China. She is young, a capable jumper and a determined competitor who is looking to move from her 13th place finish at worlds. She will be up against a tough field so will need to be at the top of her game to be in contention. Darron Lee Jersey . Those cheers seemed more special this time because the captains run on Broadway could soon be over. The adoration surely sounded much nicer to Callahan than all the recent trade talk. 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Letestu redirected Jack Johnsons shot from the point with 2:38 left, lifting the Blue Jackets past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Monday night.MONTREAL -- Its not often the Canadiens get a big offensive boost from their fourth line. But on Saturday Brandon Prust, Travis Moen and Ryan White were the difference in Montreals 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. "Its good for us to chip in," said Prust, whose third goal of the year put the Canadiens in front 1-0 early in the second period. "Those top guys have been carrying a heavy load lately, and have been doing a great job. We want to contribute when we can. We were happy to do it tonight." Prior to the game, Prust, Moen and White had a combined nine points on the season. On Saturday, they registered five of the teams nine points, and finished with eight hits, two blocked shots and no giveaways. "We know what were going to do out there the three of us," said Prust. "Were going to keep it simple, chip in pucks and support each other. Were good at protecting pucks. Thats the key to our success." After an uneventful first period in which neither team generated much offence, Canadiens coach Michel Therrien rewarded the fourth line by starting them in the second period. "There was a message. We liked their intensity in the first period," said Therrien. "I dont think we had the right attitude to start the game. Those guys were intense." Their line responded instantly, scoring 19 seconds into the period. Prust started the play when he stole the puck from former Canadien Matt DAgostini at the Buffalo blue-line before dishing it off to Moen. Moen quickly passed it to White, who completed the tic-tac-toe by feeding Prust in the slot. After Tyler Ennis evened the score later in the period Moen drew two Sabres players towards him, leaving Prust all alone behind the net. Moen slid the puck to Prust, who waited patiently for Tomas Plekanec to walk into the slot. Plekanecs shot off the post and in at 17:44 put the Canadiens ahead for good. "We get our success from putting pucks on net, playing that gritty type of game, getting to the net," said Moen. "Its always nice to pitch in offensively, get some points, and feel good about yourself. Tonight was that night." Prust finished the game with a goal and an assist, Moen had two assists and White finished with one assist. "They were practically our best trio," said Therrien. "They played a huge part in our teams victory. They created some scoring chances with their intensity. They spent a lot of time in the offensive zone. They certainly were true leaders tonight those three guys." Therrien also complimented Whitess effort, suggesting he played his best game of the year.dddddddddddd. White has been in and out of the lineup for the Canadiens recently, sitting out six games as a healthy scratch since the start of the season. "The biggest battle for me right now is for me to keep my confidence, not second guess myself," said White. "Im chomping at the bit every time I can get in there. "I felt good. My line played well, made it easy for me. I just felt like I was really into the game, ready to go every time I got a chance to go out there." The only goal the fourth line wasnt involved in was Alex Galchenyuks game-winner, which he scored at 18:07 of the second period, only 23 seconds after Plekanecs. The Sabres responded with pressure in the third, and rookie forward Zemgus Girgensons reduced the deficit at 4:04 after a great individual effort saw him control a bouncing puck, go around Canadiens defender P.K. Subban, and beat Carey Price by poking the puck into the net. The goal was a silver lining for coach Ted Nolans Sabres, which have now lost six straight road games and are last in the NHL with 14 points and a 6-22-2 record. "He played well," said Nolan of 19-year-old Girgensons. 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